"IT IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE": NALBANDYAN RESPONDS TO TURKISH REPORTS ON FIZULI AND KELBAJAR
"It is an outright lie. I do not need to comment on lies," Armenian
Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan said at a joint press conference
with his Argentinean counterpart Jorge Taiana when asked to comment on
recent statements by Turkish officials over the Nagorno Karabakh issue.
On May 20 Deputy President of the Turkish ruling Justice and
Development Party Suat Kiniklioglu said that there is a new document
on the table of negotiations between Armenia and Turkey and that
whether or not it will be brought to life depends on Armenia.
Earlier Turkish media reported that Ankara had discussed a new road
map with Washington and Moscow which envisaged the pull-out of the
Armenian troops from Fizuli and Kelbajar – regions adjacent to Nagorno
Karabakh and currently under Armenian control – and Azerbaijan will
open its border with Armenia in return.
In a May 17 issue Turkish Hurriyet wrote that Turkish Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to Baku to convince the Azerbaijani President
Ilham Aliyev to accept that proposal.